Disaster Risk Reduction Project, Old Road

The intervention will address Hazard Identification, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Analysis, Risk Profiling and Emergency Communications.

The project began on St. Kitts in August 2010, when a facilitator contracted by the CDEMA CU, visited Old Road, held discussions with residents and collected data. A second visit was made last December, when the Project Manager, Mrs. Velda Octave-Joseph, based at the CDEMA CU, visited, held further discussions with residents and key stakeholders including NEMA, Community Development and Public Works Department. During that visit, the use of US$50,000.00 was discussed and some needs were submitted.

Some of needs include Portable Generator, Two Way Radios, Portable Public Address System, Repairs to Old Road Community Centre, A 20’ used Container, for use by the NEMA District Volunteer Committee for meetings and to store and emergency equipment.

The procurement of equipment is underway on behalf of all eight (8) participating countries.

In keeping with the training component of the project, a number of workshops are to be held in the Old Road Community Centre, 8-10 November, 2011.

These include Community Disaster Planning with a focus on Risk Management and Emergency Communications Radio Operations.

The emergency communications training will be facilitated by representatives of the St. Kitts- Nevis Anguilla Amateur Radio Society, while the Community Planning will be addressed by several local facilitators.

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